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Cluster of warts/verrucas

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 24, 2007
  • 09:35 PM

When I was about 7 or 8, I got my first verruca or wart(not sure what the difference is). My doctor said that it would go away by itself! I am now 20 and since then more and more grew and I now have a huge cluster of them in one area. I probably have up to 30 of them. They are really thick, hard and white and seem really deep. If I stand on something wrong, it can be very painful! I have been using bazuka for months on end, and only see a slight difference. If I stop using it, a hard layer just appears over them again, and I go back to square one. My brother said he had the same thing on his foot, used bazuka and then they disappeared. I wish the same would happen for me, as I've got through about ten tubes and they are not cheap. I'm too scared to go and get them properly frozen off, as I can imagine it would be extremely painful, what with how deep they are and the amount I have. I don't even think my doctor freezes off warts any more, I've heard he just says to use things from the chemist.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what else I can try, they are really ugly, embarrasing and I'm constantly worried about people seeing them. I'm also worried about spreading more, not just elsewhere on my feet, but on my hands or even on my face. :(

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  • Dear Unregistered If they are warts here is some home remidies I have heard of: Vit A - apply directly to the wart, oil in a capsule or I have heard Vit C too crushed up in a paste with water and then a bandaid to cover it. A friend at my work her son had them and they taped them, like electrical or duct tape, everyday all day. Change it once a day. Hope that helps Cala
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  • Plantar warts are very hard to get rid of, and can be very painful - I had the cluster when I was 17, and ended up getting them surgically removed, only to have them not completely get all of it (I remember the doc showing me this big cyst-like thing afterwards - sorry, gross)...I ended up with about a hundred small little mini warts, which were then finally removed with some type of freezing or chemical.:confused: This was over twenty years ago, and I would hope the newer treatments would be more successful and less invasive. But this is painful no matter what, and unfortunately I am not aware of any natural treatments for this problem. Please try to address this as the longer you let it go (I too ignored it and hoped it would just go away) the more painful it can get - especially if it is on the soles of your feet. A podiatrist is the person you should be seeing. I am an acupuncturist, and will research if there are any effective Herbal topical formulas you can use - will post if I find anything, but don't know of any off hand. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • My wife had exactly the same problem nothing would shift them until I read that taking one 1000 iu vitamin E capsule daily and applying the same vitamin E to the affected area would solve the problem and it did in a very short time
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • HelloBazuka is crap anyone who has tried it knows it just spreads the Verruca, You need to do what I did, I had Verrucas on both feet and my Hands and they just kept spreading so I went to War on them, I started by taking More Vitamin C 3000MG a day, I got a Cryo Spray not Wartner that is to weak but one from a Chiropody Supplier and started freezing them once a week this hurts, Also I applied Tea Tree Oil Once in the Morning and Evening before Bed, I also used a Dentron Biogun once a week, After 2-3 weeks of this they started to go and within 3 months they where gone, I had them for years. Do not try to cut them they bleed everywhere and then spread.I hope this helpsMatt
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  • Dear Unregistered,I can empathise completely with your situation. I have been doing some research and it appears that one of the most favourable treatments is that of duct tape. Cover the wart and leave the tape in situ for 6 days (if it falls off replace it asap with more). On day 6 remove all tape, file of dead skin, go to bed and begin day one again. You should notice an improvement within 28 days. If you can, try to consult a podiatrist or your GP. Don't be embarrassed for seeking help, think of it more as support because hiding your feet and being in pain 24/7 gets you down. Chin up and goodluck X
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 29, 2007
    • 08:51 PM
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  • Hi My daughter had what they call satelite varucas on both feet. We paid privately 3 times to have them frozen which did work but still left a couple on each foot. Yes the treatment is painful but bearable, this is the best option to start with. We then mentioned it to a friend saying a few were left and she told us to get Salactol (callodion wart paint) contains lactic acid 16.7% and salicylic acid 16.7%. Quite cheap in price (ask at pharmacist) and very good - works wonders. We tried this and after a week or so of doing exactly what it said on the leaflet - IT WORKED ! Have a go with that - good luck!Nikki 30th Oct 2007 ps this was early jan/feb and they havent come back!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 30, 2007
    • 08:04 PM
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  • i had the same problem, i used duct tape on my heel for about a week or so not taking it off....and guess what....theve all gone, i couldnt believe it all of the differnt methods id tried using and just duct tape worked....give it a go :) x
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  • I had the same problem with a cluster of warts on my toe. Nothing would get rid of them. I tried everything and then made up my own treatement using a variety of methods in one. After over a year of suffering with this massive ugly cluster of warts I couldn't ever imagine how the "fingerprint" ofmy toes would ever come back again. It was covered in these horrible things and they were almerging together. Anyway, this is what I did twicw a day (morning and night):1). I soaked my foot in warm water and thoroughly cleaned the infected area with a tea tree and mint shower gel (I heard tea tree was 1 method of getting rid of these things).2). I dried my foot and filed down the warts/verrucas with an emery board until smooth.3). I applied this clear fluid called ClearZal. It is used to treat fungal nail infection butit said on the bottle that it killed 99.9% of all fungus, bacteria and VIRUSES which cause nail infection. I thought that couldn't do any harm as warts are caused by viruses. I am sure any of these fluids would work not just ClearZal. 4). I finished off by covering the area with Scholl gel (containing Salycilic acid) which is specifically used to treat warts. I had been using this for onths on its own but to know avail. I really thought there was nothing I could do. I showed them to the doctor and she took one look at them and said she could try freezing them but they probably wouldn't be very easy to get rid of. She really didn't sound hopeful and I had already tried freezing them countless times. It depressed me so much so I can empathise with others but this really worked for me. It is a little time consuming but for me it was so worth it a this cluster of warts that looked like they would never go disappeared within 6 weeks. I hope this helps and I hope it works for you!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 10, 2009
    • 00:38 PM
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  • I have had warts froze off many times and it doesn't hurt and it works. I have also never had one come back.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 8, 2010
    • 04:39 AM
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  • When I was about 7 or 8, I got my first verruca or wart(not sure what the difference is). My doctor said that it would go away by itself! I am now 20 and since then more and more grew and I now have a huge cluster of them in one area. I probably have up to 30 of them. They are really thick, hard and white and seem really deep. If I stand on something wrong, it can be very painful! I have been using bazuka for months on end, and only see a slight difference. If I stop using it, a hard layer just appears over them again, and I go back to square one. My brother said he had the same thing on his foot, used bazuka and then they disappeared. I wish the same would happen for me, as I've got through about ten tubes and they are not cheap. I'm too scared to go and get them properly frozen off, as I can imagine it would be extremely painful, what with how deep they are and the amount I have. I don't even think my doctor freezes off warts any more, I've heard he just says to use things from the chemist. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what else I can try, they are really ugly, embarrasing and I'm constantly worried about people seeing them. I'm also worried about spreading more, not just elsewhere on my feet, but on my hands or even on my face. :( I have removed a cluster wart from my finger, and just days ago from my chest (ugh) by keeping it smothered for several days to two weeks with clear nail polish. I don't even think it's the formaldehyde, I think it's the smothering. That would be why duct tape might work. Polish is easier.
    GrandmaBeatrice 1 Replies
    • October 25, 2010
    • 05:59 PM
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